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Local Interest

Apsley is a 19th century mill town situated between the village of Kings Langley and the town of Hemel Hempstead in the valley of the Chiltern Hills. The Victoria era saw Apsley becoming the birthplace of paper's industrial revolution and is now home to an exploration site built around the historic paper mill.  The vibrant water space along the Grand Union Canal is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon. Just a mile and half away you will find the picturesque village of Kings Langley which boasts a colourful history from its origins as a Roman settlement and having once been the location of a Royal Palace cited in William Shakespeare's Richard II.  A leisurely stroll through the High Street will bring you to a wide variety of shops including specialist boutiques, restaurants and timber framed public houses.

Spring 2012 sees the exciting opening of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour - a must-see attraction for Harry Potter lovers everywhere and situated only 5 miles away. Central London is also easily accessible from the hotel, being just a 30 minute train ride, whilst both the towns of Watford and Hemel Hempstead are less than a 10 minute drive away.

Places of interest include:-

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour (Harry Potter)
  • Central London
  • Hemel Hempstead Indoor Snow Centre
  • Roman city of St. Albans
  • Whipsnade Zoo
  • Apsley Paper Mills
  • RAF Halton
  • Willows Farm Village
  • Hatfield House
  • Berkhamsted Castle